Subscribe DAYS INTERNATIONAL, a new web magazine
I, Prof ANKEI Yuji, feel honored to post the following message from a
journal DAYS JAPAN.
Dear Journalists, Media Outlets, and Organizers of Photo Festivals &
Contests around the world,
DAYS JAPAN is a monthly photojournalism magazine published in Japan and was
first launched on March 20, 2004. March 2011 will mark the 7th anniversary
of the magazine, and we are currently preparing to introduce a digital
version called "DAYS INTERNATIONAL". We are sending this email to ask for
your cooperation and any help you might be able to provide on getting the
word out about the new online magazine. If you know anyone who might be
interested, please feel free to forward this email, and thank you in advance
for your assistance.
*1. The Goal of DAYS INTERNATIONAL
*Photojournalism and journalism in general are currently in crisis. The
spread of the Internet with free and open access to information was first
welcomed as a potentially powerful ally for journalism, but efforts to
control access to information as well as cyber attacks against news sources
relaying inconvenient truths continue to occur.
In addition, the free side of the Internet makes it difficult for
journalists to secure funding for their reporting and makes media-related
copyright issues more vague than in the past. This has had an adverse impact
on the efforts of journalists. Aside from coverage funded by larger media
outlets with resources at their disposal, journalism is becoming more and
more difficult to carry out, resulting in fewer opportunities to provide
people with a view of what is happening in their world. DAYS
INTERNATIONALseeks to address some of that problem.
*2. Participating with DAYS INTERNATIONAL
*If you would like to contribute your work, please send small versions of
your photos with a caption to our email address (
digital_days((a))daysjapan.net) or full-sized versions on CD to our mail
address (see the attached PDF).
Write @ instead of ((a)) when writing to us.
If your submission is accepted and selected for publishing, we will contact
you with an offer that includes the number of photos we would like to use
and a rate for the photos. The theme for photos we intend to publish is
"Honoring the dignity of people and the majesty of nature, or denouncing
that which seeks to harm them."
*3. What is DAYS INTERNATIONAL?
*DAYS INTERNATIONAL will be published in English and Japanese, but we also
seek to publish versions in other languages. Currently, efforts are underway
with photojournalist groups to produce Burmese versions. We are currently in
contact with representatives from Poland, South Korea and France regarding
their interest in cooperating with and participating in DAYS INTERNATIONAL.
Regional editorial departments for DAYS INTERNATIONAL should be contacted
through DAYS JAPAN. (Details are included in the attached PDF file)
If you would also be interested in helping with DAYS INTERNATIONAL regional
editorial departments, please feel free to contact us
digital_days((a))daysjapan.net), and we will let you know how you can join.
*4. How to subscribe to DAYS INTERNATIONAL?
*DAYS INTERNATIONAL is financially supported through an annual subscription
fee paid by subscribers (20 US dollars a year), donations by supporters, and
ad sponsorship. We seek subscribers, donators, and sponsors from around the
world and would appreciate any help you could provide with spreading the
word about the new digital publication through your media outlet.
*5. DAYS INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOUNALISM CONTEST
*DAYS JAPAN / DAYS INTERNATIONAL holds a DAYS INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOUNALISM
CONTEST every year, sponsored by Japanese camera makers such as Nikon,Canon
and SIGMA,as well as corporations and NPOs. If you would like further
information, please visit our homepage at http://www.daysjapan.net/e/
January 15th, 2011 is the deadline for submissions to the 7th Annual DAYS
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOUNALISM CONTEST.
DAYS JAPAN / DAYS INTERNATIONAL Dept.
A Single photograph has the power to change the course of a nation.